I am not trying to drag you over the coals at all. I am sorry if it came off that way. I really wish I had the opportunity to tell you these things ahead of time. Or that your dealer had taken the time to educate you and make sure you were buying the right thing.Thanks, yes I think I am aware I made a mistake. Would you care to drag me over the coals more are you done exercising your right to "told you so" ?
If I had known the fireplace was a zero clearance and the hearth was made of wood, It would have made a big difference. But there is no way to know that until it was ripped out.... and it was winter and I was not about to rip out my fireplace when it was 20 degrees outside.
There is always an id tag visible when installed on prefab fireplaces it is required.